Minnesota Public Radio features by Brent Wolfe http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=76 en-us Copyright 2018 Minnesota Public Radio Thu, 26 Apr 2018 23:53:13 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by Brent Wolfe http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 DFL Senate Candidates Hold First Debate The five major announced DFL candidates seeking to unseat Republican Senator Rod Grams met for their first debate in Mankato. The candidates sought to distinguish themselves from one another but the task was complicated by their frequent agreement on the issues. Most of their harshest criticisms were directed at Senator Grams rather than each other. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/200001/19_wolfeb_debate/?refid=0 Wed, 19 Jan 2000 12:00:00 -0600 Cutting the Fat in Olmsted County Health experts at the Mayo Clinic have embarked on an effort to reverse the trend of obesity and heart disease in Olmsted County. They want to prove they can change the lifestyle of an entire community and decrease the rate of heart disease in the county. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199912/21_wolfeb_cardiovision-m/?refid=0 Tue, 21 Dec 1999 12:00:00 -0600 Checking Out in Houston Residents of the small town of Houston in southeastern Minnesota had to drive 10 to 15 miles to get their Thanksgiving turkeys this week. The only grocery store in this town of 1,000 closed its doors a little over a year ago. A group of residents has formed a co-op to try to re-open the store. The future of the town may be dependent on their success. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199911/23_wolfeb_grocery-m/?refid=0 Tue, 23 Nov 1999 12:00:00 -0600 The Surveillance Society: Medical Records Those who want to protect privacy rights say plenty of other people want access to health data. They warn the possibility for large breaches of privacy increases as more health information is stored on computers. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199911/15_newsroom_privacy/01_wolfeb_medicalrecords/?refid=0 Mon, 15 Nov 1999 12:00:00 -0600 Supected Kidnapper Leads Officials to Body Remains of Jessica Swanson found ten miles from her home. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199908/28_wolfeb_jessica/?refid=0 Sat, 28 Aug 1999 12:00:00 -0500 The Unseen Farm Crisis Politicians and farmers are looking for support to ease the farm crisis, but many city dwellers aren't aware of the problem. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199908/19_wolfeb_agcrisis/?refid=0 Thu, 19 Aug 1999 12:00:00 -0500 A House Divided Governor Ventura wants to move to a unicameral legislature, but faces opposition in both the House and Senate. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199908/17_wolfeb_unicameral/?refid=0 Tue, 17 Aug 1999 12:00:00 -0500 The Great Conductor Search Both the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Minnesota Orchestra are looking for new conductors, but a national shortage of top-flight talent could make their search difficult. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199908/13_stuckym_conductor/?refid=0 Fri, 13 Aug 1999 12:00:00 -0500 The Mailing List Debate Reaches Minnesota Minnesota Public Radio is among the public broadcasting entities that says it once traded mailing lists with a political party. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199907/23_wolfeb_mailing/?refid=0 Fri, 23 Jul 1999 12:00:00 -0500 Down on the Farm At the first Citizens' Forum on agriculture, participants suggest an anti-trust investigation into agri-businesses. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199906/15_wolfeb_ag-m/?refid=0 Tue, 15 Jun 1999 12:00:00 -0500 Fighting Back Houston County takes the offensive against mosquitoes that have made it a breeding ground for encephalitis. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199905/28_wolfeb_mosquito-m/?refid=0 Fri, 28 May 1999 12:00:00 -0500 From Pigs to People Researchers at the Mayo Clinic experiment with using pig organs in humans. Critics worry it'll also transplant diseases to humans. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199905/11_wolfeb_organs-m/?refid=0 Tue, 11 May 1999 12:00:00 -0500 Migrants No More A look at Latino migrants who've decided to take up residence in southeast Minnesota permanently. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199905/03_wolfeb_migrants-m/?refid=0 Mon, 03 May 1999 12:00:00 -0500 The Senior Alternative Senior foster care is less expensive than nursing homes and proponents say the host families are better off too. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199904/16_wolfeb_senior-m/?refid=0 Fri, 16 Apr 1999 12:00:00 -0500 Blowing the Past Away Le Center residents put last year's tornado behind them. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199903/29_wolfeb_tornado-m/?refid=0 Mon, 29 Mar 1999 12:00:00 -0600 Tobacco Expo Farmers celebrate the &quot;old days&quot; as the total tobacco harvest dwindles. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199902/01_wolfeb_tobacco-m/?refid=0 Mon, 01 Feb 1999 12:00:00 -0600 The Return of the Paramount Theatre Austin, Minnesota hopes theater will provide a venue for performing arts and an economic boost for downtown. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199812/24_wolfeb_theatre-m/?refid=0 Thu, 24 Dec 1998 12:00:00 -0600 Tracking the Tundra Swan Scientists study the impact thousands of tundra swans have on the Upper Mississippi River Wildlife Refuge. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199812/03_wolfeb_swan-m/?refid=0 Thu, 03 Dec 1998 12:00:00 -0600 Finding Minnesota's Missing Children The effects of searching reach far beyond the family. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199808/21_wolfeb_children-m/?refid=0 Fri, 21 Aug 1998 12:00:00 -0500 Citizens' Forum: Welfare and Poverty When people gathered to talk about state welfare issues, deep-seated feelings arose. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199806/15_wolfeb_poverty/?refid=0 Mon, 15 Jun 1998 12:00:00 -0500 Citizens' Forum Addresses Taxes Citizens gathered at conference sites around the state to discuss tax policy. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199805/04_wolfeb_taxes/?refid=0 Mon, 04 May 1998 12:00:00 -0500 Using Faith To Heal the Sick Some think an openness to spirituality is the wave of the future in medicine. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199804/30_wolfeb_heal/?refid=0 Thu, 30 Apr 1998 12:00:00 -0500 Mayo, the Musical The Mayo clinic is producing a musical written and produced with Mayo doctors and staff. <i>The Doctor Will See You Now</i> explores the complicated and private relationships between patients and their doctors. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199708/08_wolfeb_mayo/?refid=0 Fri, 08 Aug 1997 12:00:00 -0500 Southern Minny Stars Austin's first place team has a 20-year-old owner and the youngest manager in professional baseball. So much for experience. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199706/20_wolfeb_minnystars/?refid=0 Fri, 20 Jun 1997 12:00:00 -0500